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. the suspect, 23-year-old paul ciancia, is still listed in critical condition at this hour. earlier, an attorney read a statement from his family in new jersey offering condolences to the victims and begging for privacy. >> paul is our son and brother. we will continue to love him and care for him. we will support him during the difficult times ahead. while we do not mean to minimize the grief and distress experienced by many other families, we hope that the public will understand that this is a very difficult time for our family, too. >> police say the gunman was specifically targeting the tsa, according to a note he had. working for the tsa seems like it's often a thankless task. much of the time you are an object of contempt for passengers as they watch you confiscate their toothpaste and if you blink too long, you risk letting something or someone dangerous through. but now, three days later, it's still unclear what the suspect's beef with tsa could have been. as stephanie elam reports. >> we were up in security at the time of the shooting and we heard the initial gun shots. >>
was this 23-year-old american citizen, resident of the l.a. area, paul ciancia is the way you would pronounce his last name. that he went in, that he had -- was armed when he was stopped at the first initial place where you go to show your boarding pass to the tsa person and your i.d. that's when he pulled out the weapon. that most likely, he was aiming at some of the tsa employees. remember that our tsa employees, they're our officers, they are not armed. you can imagine if they were armed as angry as people sometimes get at these entry points, these security points, so we don't arm them. usually behind them, especially at l.a.x. which is the airport i use every week to fly back and forth to washington, d.c., we generally have an officer back there. it is usually of the particular airport, we have various law enforcement there, we have lawa, the airport police, we have lapd, who have a pod there, we have sheriff once in awhile there. of course we have our tsa officials and we also sometimes have fbi or special agents because of other things going on. in this particular case, he not only shot
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